On a lighter…


and whiter note….

Betty Cole is busy! She crocheted this beautiful table cloth for her sister Nancy and brother-in-law John.

With a 1.5mm and 10 cotton yarn she constructed the table cloth using a flower square pattern and then kept adding them. I’m so impressed with Betty’s efforts and patience, and the exquisite results. I definitely do not have this level of patience, but aspire to it one day.

I love simple and clean white.
Thanks for sharing your work with us Betty! I just love it!!

Moses’ Blanket: Sue Reynolds


It’s all in the apostrophe! Not a “Moses blanket”, it’s Moses’ blanket! Well, some will argue it’s Moses’s blanket, but I don’t care because I’m making a joke about the difference an apostrophe can make! And just so you know….”Moses” is a dog. A fellow Knitter, Sue Reynolds created a beautiful blanket and her lovely dog Moses loves it too!

Sue and I became fast friends through a mutual love of knitting and all things related to reading development in children (but that’s another long tale). Sue is unaware of how talented she is and how gorgeous her blankets really are! I haven’t seen one blanket that I haven’t liked! Mucho! I love them all and have secretly wanted one forever. So would you believe that I got one this year for my birthday!! I hope Sue starts an online business soon, especially now that her 6 children are grown! Yep!!! That’s 6 children and she still has time to knit, sew and crochet, and look fabulous. Okay, I’m going to lay it down here and now!!!! There comes a time that one must simply answer the call of one’s heart, and making beautiful blankets is definitely one of Sue’s heart’s true callings!

Not surprisingly, our families are always entwined these days as a result of our shared obsession of knitting, crocheting, sewing, child education and of course by my son’s love of D-Dogs! Although Louis pretends to be nervous around Moses, as he’s a big dog that loves to lavish his attention on Louis, louis simply adores him!! Louis saw the above photo of Moses and immediately was obsessed with it. We had to look at it and talk at length about Moses right there and then. What is it about boys and dogs??

So, keep an eye out for Sue Reynolds, and if you’re lucky, one of her blankets could be yours someday! Someday soon I hope!!!

Testing testing…..


Ok all you eco-friendly friends out there, here is a quilt the creative Betty Cole made from all her knitting test pieces. What an excellent idea for all those test squares, and the nearly squares! Haha

She sewed them on 2 flour bags that her sister Mary got for her when she worked at Purity Factories – a Newfoundland food processing factory established in 1924. Betty bleached and dyed the bags (photo below) and then she trimmed the blanket with material left over from a skirt she made for her daughter Karen when she was in high school. I hope Karen isn’t offended, but that wasn’t yesterday! Admittedly, it was ages ago for me too.

Betty’s husband, Roy, always said it was a healing blanket. I can see that because with a quilt like that wrapped around you, how can you NOT feel loved and cared for?? And that’s the best kind of medicine to heal anyone! Regardless of what you believe, it’s an excellent way to use those test pieces that usually end up in the bin. I’m going to start mine ASAP!! Ok, in all honesty, I need to finish about 10 other projects first, but it’s on my list of things I want to do because I love it!